Ellie’s official weight is 3.33kgs! The consultant this week is happy to leave her and let her keep gaining weight. She was working a little hard with her breathing and her oxygen requirement was creeping up so they have increased her high flow slightly.
It was a busy day for Hannah and I. We did a quick tour of one of the wards in the children’s hospital. Collected our NICU beads (a new program they are running in the unit – you get a bead for each significant event/procedure/etc) we collected about 200 today plus spacers and they were 10 short, I guess they weren’t expecting one baby to have had 60 xrays….. We also chatted briefly to a report from the paper who was doing a day in the life of a NICU unit. They spotted the girls in bed together and reacted like most people do when they see twins, needless to say we got some more photos. Hannah was totally hamming it up smiling and playing cute. I think the baby that isn’t currently a patient may feature more than the one that is.
It is getting hard thinking about how much longer Ellie will be in hospital for. We are very ready for her to come home now.
PS got my first real proper smile from Ellie today, they were exactly the same as Hannah’s it was the best thing ever!!